Monday, December 9, 2019

Police: Public assistance sought, aggravated assault, crashes with deer

Police looking for the public’s assistance

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: The Chatham-Kent Police are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying two women in connection with a theft investigation on Saturday night in Pain Court.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Rob Herder at robh@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #8676.

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Man charged with aggravated assault

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On September 29, police were contacted in regards to an assault that occurred in the downtown core the night before.

Through investigation, police learned that the victim, a 23-year-old Chatham man was assaulted during a disturbance outside the River Rock, which resulted in him suffering serious injuries.

Police identified the man responsible and yesterday morning, the 30-year-old Chatham man was arrested.

He was charged with aggravated assault and transported to the Courthouse pending a bail hearing.

Shoplifting leads to charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Earlier this month, police responded to a shoplifting complaint at Sport Chek in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the man attended the store on two separate occasions and stole various items of clothing on each date.

With the assistance of surveillance video, police identified the man responsible.

Yesterday morning, a 49-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with two counts of theft under $5,000 and two counts of being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

He was released pending a future court date of December 4, 2019.

Motor vehicle collisions with deer

The Chatham-Kent Police also responded to three collisions involving deer last night.

Luckily, no one was physically injured.

We would like to remind motorists that October to January is the peak time for collisions with wildlife, especially during dusk and dawn hours.

If you’re travelling during these hours, please watch your speed, stay alert, use your high beams when possible and scan both sides of the road ahead for shining eyes

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